2019 Dakota Zoo Schedule
FEBRUARY
February 21 Annual Member’s Meeting, 6:00-9:00 PM
MARCH
March 2  Friendly Ferrets Little Tykes Camp, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
March 9  Frisky Ferrets Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration)
March 30 Bouncy Bunnies Little Tykes Camp, Bunnies 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
APRIL
April 6         Busy Bunnies Animal Ed-Venture Camp 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required)
April 13       Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ages 2-12, admission price applies (fundraiser)
April 21       Easter (closed)
April 27       Opening Day of 58th Season
MAY
May 4           Perky Prairie Dogs Little Tykes Camp  ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required)
May 11         Persistent Prairie Animals Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM, ages 5 - 7, (pre-registration required)
May 12         Mother’s Day – All Moms receive discounted admission and free train ride
May 18         Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
May 18         Endangered Species Day
JUNE
June 1         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – Noon
June 3-7      Junior Zookeeper Camp 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)
June 5         Open Late…
June 8         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – Noon
June 11         Tranquil Transcaspian Urials Little Tykes Camp ages 3-4, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (pre-registration required)
June 11         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
June 12         Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Closeup, Face Painting and Glitter Tattoo, and Bismarck Public Library 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
June 13         Splendid Sheep Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 13         Junior Docents Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
June 16         Father’s Day- All Dads received discounted admission and free train ride
June 17-21    Junior Zookeeper Camp 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)
June 19         Open Late… Chloe Ann Singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
June 22         Children’s Day – Fun & Games – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Prize Drawings at 1:00 PM
June 22         Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
June 25         Super Spotted Snow Leopards Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
June 25         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
June 26         Open Late… Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
June 27         Super Spotted Species Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required)
June 27         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
June 28-29    Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 1 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance) 7:00 PM – 8:00 AM (next morning)
June 29         Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
JULY
July 3            Open Late…
July 8-12      Junior Zookeeper Camp 3, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 10         Open Late…Bismarck Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
July 13         Junior Docents, Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, Noon - 5:00 PM
July 16         Boisterous Bears Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 16         Annual Members Picnic, 4:00-7:00 PM
July 17         Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00-8:00 PM
July 18         Beautiful Bears Animal Ed-Venture 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 18         Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
July 19-20    Family Zoo Snooze Camp Over 2 (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance) 7:00 PM – 8:00 AM (next day)
July 20         Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00-10:00 AM
July 22-26    Junior Zookeeper Camp 4, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required)
July 24 O     Open Late…Chloe Ann singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
July 27         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM - Noon
July 29         Tiger Conservation Day
July 30         Mighty Monkeys Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
July 30         Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
July 31         Open Late…Junior Docents Animal Close-ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 7:00 PM -8:00 PM
AUGUST
August 1       Playful Primates Animal Ed-Venture Camp, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, ages 5 – 7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
August 1       Junior Docents Animal Close ups & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
August 3       Junior Docents Snow Cones & Face Painting/Glitter Tattoos, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
August 5-9    Junior Zookeeper Camp 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, ages 8-12, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
August 7       Open Late…
August 14     Open Late…Chloe Ann singing in gazebo and Mandan Public Library Story Time at the Zoo 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
August 17     Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
August 22     Brew at the Zoo, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
SEPTEMBER
September 7 Breakfast at the Zoo, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
September 14 Adult Zookeeper Camp, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, ages 18+, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
September 21 “It’s For the Animals” Wine-tasting and Silent Auction, 7:00-9:00 PM
September 29 Last Full Day of Summer Season
OCTOBER
October 4 Fall/Winter Hours Begin…open 1:00-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weather permitting)
October 5 Burly Bison Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
October 12 Brawny Bison Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
October 26 Zoo Boo! 1:00-4:00 PM
NOVEMBER
November 2 Giddy Goats Little Tykes Camp (15 participants with parents), ages 3-4, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance) 
November 9 Glamorous Goats Animal Ed-Venture, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, ages 5-7, (pre-registration required at least 7 days in advance)
DECEMBER
December 7 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 8 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 14 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 15 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 21 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm
December 22 Story Time with Santa, 1:15-1:45 PM,
  Pictures with Santa 2:00-4:00 pm

 

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